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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    these last few weeks have been the worst in my

    life. between the knee pain and stomach problems, I would like to just lay down and never wake up. I'd like to turn the net off and never use a phone again, at the end of the day all I have is myself. That's just not enough anymore. I need to get away and figure out if going...
    nobody54 nobody54 56-60, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    uhleasah uhleasah 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always look at the good side of people,

    but I always end up hurt. I'm really hard to keep my heart, but it's just so hard.
    QueenValbuena QueenValbuena 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I'm scared. I'm starting my senior year tomorrow

    and I'm terrified that everything I managed to finally put in my past will come back. last year I sunk into such a deep depression that I lost most of my friends, got kicked out of my high school and tried to kill myself. this summer I worked really hard and got a lot better and...
    editavner22 editavner22 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I have battled depression my whole life.

    I remember coming home from first grade and crying because everyone hated me. I started taking antidepressents at age 15 and have taken them off and on for many years. They do help and I can usually tell when I can't over come the depression on my own and need to start taking...
    Marseymo Marseymo 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    At least the day is almost over

    so I can sleep, I hate my ******* life
    startingover34 startingover34 31-35, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I feel like a piece of ****

    and worthless, that's why I try to make other people happy but in the end of the day I feel so alone. I honestly don't open up, I feel so weak when I do it.
    QueenValbuena QueenValbuena 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    No matter how bad or good your day have been.

    .. I want you to know this: I'm proud of you! You had the courage to get out of bed and place your feet on the ground! If you didn't I still am proud. You are wonderful! You are beautiful and I promise you one day it will get easier :) If you feel like giving up shake your head...
    1beth1 1beth1 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 82 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    quirkychris quirkychris 31-35, M 17 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    there is a full blown war going on inside

    if my head lately. without sounding effing nuts.. I can literally hear the sides battling in my head. One side telling me the bad, the other side reminding me of the good. it's enough to make someone go mad!!! it's horrible.
    PinkStarburst1984 PinkStarburst1984 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 76 Responses Jul 9

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    So my entire family blames me

    for my mom being a drug addict because I won't talk to her or have any contact with her whatsoever. She just went back to rehab for the 6th time this week. I don't understand how I'm being blamed for her poor choices. Almost 2 years ago I said she was still up to her old games...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    It's getting worse. I lay awake in my bed

    crying, wake up crying. It's all the same. I think about everything but I feel like nothing. I want to believe that things will get better, but it's getting harder to believe. I get constant headaches, migraines, body aches & cramps. I can't eat and when I do, I get sharp pains...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I am winning at this.

    I feel as a giant towering from above.
    Hamhavi Hamhavi 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I've never been close with my family,

    my mom always seemed to dislike me, and was rather quick to dislike anything I enjoyed. It's slowly gotten better over the years only if I told anyone they wouldn't call what I've achieved progress. I learned to play video games until I forget, and if that doesn't work I try...
    Venum21 Venum21 13-15, M 18 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I have battled it for

    as long as i can remember. Now, its happening alot more than it used to.
    Gavin788 Gavin788 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Today may end up being a bad day

    for me. I've become very good at ignoring those negative thoughts in my head and replacing them with positive ones. I truly feel like I have a handle on my depression, without medication, now. Still, I have bad days. I have days when my depression hits me like a brick and...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I really want to get better.

    I don't know what's wrong with me and why I can't get better. I'm such a disappointment to all the people who care about me they try so hard to make me feel better. I have swallowed a bottle of pills 4 times in my life. I always just end up in the hospital and upsetting my...
    beanie1417 beanie1417 22-25, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    animerules44 animerules44 16-17 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I was fighting with my mum this morning

    and she's stressed screaming at me and my sister saying it's our fault my dad was angry with her and I'm stressed from having a job. But the jobs not stressful livi n G with her is. All because i was asking for help from my dad and she wanted him to bath the kids. I just...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 22 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I'm beyond scared for today to the point

    where I'm shaking. But I'm ready to rip off the bandaid and get this talk over with. Wish me luck guys!
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 11 Responses Mar 18

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    I am at a constant war with myself.

    The front on which this war is fought has changed recently. I find myself wanting to get better....for the first time in forever. I want to be normal again...I want to be able to go for drives like I used to. I want to feel the smile of a girl by my side...jamming out to music...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I haven't felt right the past few days.

    I'm just very sluggish. I'm not having the best thoughts either :/
    xGNFx xGNFx 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago